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Definition of "edifice" [ed•i•fice]

  • A building, especially one of imposing appearance or size. (noun)
  • An elaborate conceptual structure: observations that provided the foundation for the edifice of evolutionary theory. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "edifice" in a sentence
  • "The owner of the edifice is a 56 years old landscape architect by the way, and he say an upwards of $12,000 has gone into building thetreehouse."
  • "To him this edifice is a beautiful structure, although it will never be finished."
  • "Having the bad luck to ascend to Power just as the whole Washington edifice is swirling down the shithole. ha ha ha"